I am teaching a class, at BEAD SOUP , next Saturday. It was arranged for me to include those who were in my first few classes, Not only was I new to teaching, but they were new to bead weaving, on a loom. Well, we've all come a long way, Baby!
This cuff is sharing a method I had fun figuring out. I pulled every bead style I could think of, in 14kt Gold overlay, Gold Permanent Finish Glass Beads and Opal. Also thrown in,are some crystals, Glacier Air Opal and Pacific Opal.
I believe the beads actually created their own pattern,
as you can see how this has dimension in areas and 2D in others.
The width allowed me to attach two clasps.
The relief filigree was a perfect match, but I decided to also Gilt an Opal Patina, over the filigree.
Notice how this stands on it's own, even on the scalloped points?
This too is due to the interlocking structure of the selected beads.
Thanks to BEAD SOUP, for offering me this chance to share my love of the bead loom. And, thank you to all the students who supported me. They have been creating such gorgeous things, along the warps. I see them when ever I visit the store.